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Top Stories of 2019: #6 | The Line

Michelle Lujan Grisham

December 27, 2019 – Host Gene Grant and a special all-journalist Line panel wrap up part one of our countdown of the top stories of 2019. Coming in at number 6 is Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s first year in office. Lujan Grisham rode into office on a blue wave, but experienced a year of lot of ups and downs. The Line panel breaks it all down. Part two of our Top Ten countdown continues next week on New Mexico in Focus, culminating in the number 1 story of 2019.

Line Panelists:
Gwyneth Doland, adjunct professor, UNM Communication & Journalism Dept.
Andy Lyman, reporter, New Mexico Political Report
Jessica Onsurez, news director, Carlsbad Current Argus
Steve Terrell, retired reporter, Santa Fe New Mexican

The Line: Early Childhood Legislation

1236 Line Ed Reform

March 8, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the legislative proposal to create a new Department of Early Childhood Education. They also discuss Governor Lujan Grisham’s plan to take a half-percent bite from a state endowment fund to pay for early childhood programs, after a proposal to take one percent from the fund failed.

Line Panelists:
Carolyn Carlson, reporter, The Weekly Alibi
Dan Foley, former NM House minority whip
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator